If you caught last week’s round up or our crafting party at Anthro, you know we’re all about a handmade holiday. I’ve had this particular project in mind for months, so I was super excited to finally get to create it, and then doubly excited when they turned out as well as they did. Why should reindeer get to have all the fun? We bought toy figurines of some of our favorite animals and gave them a Rudolph-inspired makeover, then used them as cake toppers on a store bought Buche de Noel. They also double as precious tabletop decor or mantle accessories, and with a little extra work could make adorable ornaments. Basically… we’re obsessed. Keep reading to find out how to make your own!

  • animal figurines (can be found at most craft stores)
  • hot glue gun
  • small twigs
  • white spray paint
  • red acrylic paint
  • red glitter

Break twigs into approximately 2-inch long pieces, then use hot glue to attach smaller twigs to the sides to create an antler shape. Once dry, use a dot of hot glue to attach to figurine’s head.

Spray paint white all over. Repeat with a second and third coat, and allow to dry.

Paint a red dot on animal’s nose, then while paint is still wet, dip animal’s nose into a pile of red glitter to fully coat. Allow to dry.

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Comments (26)
  1. 1
    Kristina December 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Adorable! This just jumped to the top of my Christmas to-do list! My daughter will love this, she thinks just about everything should have a red nose this time of year 🙂


  2. 2
    monsterscircus December 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

    SOOO awsome! We don’t have children yet, but I think I’ll be “antlering” everything in the holidays 🙂 thank you for sharing

  3. 3
    Mariana December 18, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Oh, this is so cute!! 🙂

  4. 4
    Camille Styles December 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I love these sooo much, Chanel… I have a feeling they’ll find a place at my house all year round. They’re just way too cute to stash away with the Christmas stuff!

  5. 5
    Erin | House if Earnest December 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are adorable!

  6. 6
    Janelle December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    These are one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen all year! Think I’ll make some with my granddaughter!

  7. 7
    Caryl | ROAR events December 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

    These are super cute.

  8. 8
    Astrid January 2, 2013 at 4:40 am

    what a fun and cute idea! and – even though you didn’t blog about the cake itself – I loooooove that kind of cake!

  9. 9
    K November 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

    it looks wonderfully!

  10. 10
    Keesha December 2, 2014 at 2:12 am

    I like this idea. I’m interested. I will try it for the holiday season. Thank you very much. I like trying new things!

  11. 11
    Lana December 22, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Christmas is just a few sleeps away! Gifts have been wrapped, cards written and sent and last-minute orders made and shipped. I’m looking forward to a few days of peace and quiet and simply enjoying the holidays. I wish I can find your post earlier … this is a such a cool idea! but it is always a next year!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  12. 12
    Amayalady February 1, 2015 at 3:12 am

    It’s a great idea… I’m going to share your post on my french blog ! 😉

  13. 13
    Carol December 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I love this I’ll be looking at yard sales for animals to make next years projects



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